How to sew roman blinds yourself
What you need for sewing roman blinds
You will need:
- fabric for curtains;
- hooks with a ring;
- fabric for the lining;
- 2 wooden slats 2.5x1.7 cm and 2.5x0.3 cm in size;
- round wooden sticks with a diameter of 0.3 cm (their number depends on how many folds you want to make);
- nylon lace (it should be about 5 times longer than the curtain);
- metal corners for fastening Roman curtains;
- small plastic rings;
- furniture stapler;
- fixing hook for fastening the cord;
- ironing board;
- tape measure;
- sewing machine;
- thread and needle;
- chalk or a piece of soap;
- a pencil.
If you want to hang roman blinds in the bedroom, you can choose a thick fabric. For the living room and the nursery, it is desirable to choose a more transparent and thin material.
How to sew roman blinds do it yourself: step by step instructions
Having measured the window, determine the desired size of the future Roman blinds. Add a length of 21.5 cm, and a width of 10 cm.Then you will need to cut the main fabric and material for the lining. Spread the first face down, then make the bends 5 cm wide on the sides and bottom, iron them and unfold.
Next, wrap the corners and iron them too. Wrap the bottom and side edges again. As a result, you should have an angle with a bevel of 45 degrees. Repeat the same with the lining material, but bend the width of 6.25 cm.
Then lay the main fabric face down on a flat surface. Lay the lining material face-up on it, sliding it 5 cm above. Fasten both fabrics with pins, sew along the seams (side and bottom).
Now you need to determine how many folds you want to make and at what distance they will be relative to each other. To make the folds look beautiful and in the assembled state, place them at a distance of about 20–30 cm from each other. To determine where the bottom rod should be, decide at what distance from each other folds will be located. Then divide the resulting number in half and add 1 to this value.
For example, if the distance between the folds is 30 cm, you need to divide 30 by 2 and add 1. The number will turn out to 16. This means that the lower rod-rod must be at a distance of 16 cm from the lower edge of the material. The upper rod-rod is better placed at a distance of 25 cm (at least) from the top edge. Make chalk marks or sticks where the rods will be located.
After that, you need to make "pockets" for rods. For each of them, a ribbon should be cut out of cotton fabric 7.5 cm wide. The length of this ribbon should be equal to the length of the lining. Fold it in half and iron the crease. Fold the flap 1.7 cm and also iron it with an iron.
Place the finished ribbons on the lining in the places where you made the marks. At the same time, make sure that the 1.7 cm lapel adjoins the lining. Then pin them with pins and sew to the lining with a seam along the bottom edge.
Rod sticks and the lower wooden lath file to the required length and insert into the made "pockets". Place the rail in a pocket that is in the lower edge of your curtain. Sew 3 gum rings to each rod - 1 in the middle and 2 along the edges (at a distance of approximately 5 cm from the edge).
Cut the nylon cord into 3 identical pieces.Tie one end to the lower left ringlet and stretch the cord to the top of the Roman curtain, passing it through the rings. Tie the other 2 cords to the center and right lower rings, and pull them through the remaining rings.
The length of the upper wooden slats should be approximately 1.5 cm shorter than the length of the curtain. Wrap it with remnants of lining or core fabric and secure with a stapler for furniture. Put the wrapped rail ready curtain and make a mark with a pencil on the level of plastic ringlets.
In the marked places, fasten 3 hooks with a ring, attach the rail with metal corners to the wall above the window. Attach the finished curtain to the rail and see if its length suits you. If necessary, shorten it and heft the top edge. Using a stapler, attach a blind to the rail.
Pass the cord through the hook rings that are screwed into the top rail. Pass the first cord through all 3 rings, the second through 2 and the third through 1. Then screw the fixing hook to the window frame, on which you will need to wind the cord to secure the Roman curtain in the assembled position.
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